5 Tips on Choosing the Best Smoking Cessation Treatment

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Dr. Howell

Planning to quit smoking today? Why Struggle on Your Own? Greatly increase your chance of success by knowing the best, scientifically proven methods to quit.

Studies show that quitting cold turkey is less likely to help you quit. Remember, smoking is not just a habit, it’s an addiction! Depending solely on your determination to quit may not be enough, especially if you are a heavy smoker.


The problem when you quit smoking today is that there are many, many treatments available that it becomes very confusing. Google it and you’ll be bombarded with hundreds of quit smoking products, strategies and methods. You’ll hear about hypnosis, nicotine patches, NRT, and so on. Understanding the pros and cons of each quit smoking method is crucial in ensuring a safe and more effective treatment. You want to be sure that when you stop, it’s going to be for good. Your goal is to forget about smoking, as if you’ve never tried lighting up all your life.

Here are some guidelines when choosing a smoking cessation therapy:


 1.       NEVER use nicotine-containing products.

The main reason why many people are hooked with using smoking cessation treatments that contain nicotine is to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms. But how do you get rid of smoking addiction if you will keep feeding your body with the evil substance nicotine? If you ought to use medications, try those that do not have nicotine such as Chantix which works by blocking the nicotine receptors in the brain, making nicotine consumption less pleasurable.

 2.       See a doctor.

Not all smoking cessation treatments are appropriate for your medical status, age and smoking level. By seeking medical advice, you will have a clearer idea of what smoking cessation method best fits your needs.


 3.       Know the pros and cons.

For sure, you’re considering one or two methods to quit smoking today. The more choices you have, the better. But don’t forget to research on whatever method it is, whether medical or natural. Read news, articles and books and determine if the benefits of that smoking cessation treatment outweigh the risks.

 4.       Assess yourself as a smoker.

The doctor can help but it is you who is in full knowledge of your smoking status. How many cigarettes do you light each day, do you know? There are treatments that are specifically designed for light smokers and there are methods used only by heavy/chain smokers.

 5.       Which treatment is proven to work?

When you do your research, you want to consider checking out the products or methodologies that are backed by scientific evidences. This way, you will have a better chance of success. You don’t really want to waste time and money on smoking cessation drugs that have low success rate.

Why struggle on your own when you have the option to stop smoking today with ease? Once you have chosen the best smoking cessation treatment that is most suitable for you, you are already one step closer to your dream of becoming a certified NON SMOKER. You can do it!


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